If you’ve been riding long enough, you probably at least know someone who had a Voodoo. Chances are also pretty good that same Voodoo may be still hanging in their garage or passed along to another family member. Somewhere along the way though, after an ownership shake up Voodoo bikes vanished from the U.S. marketplace only to become essentially a house brand for Halfords in the UK.
That part of Voodoo’s business probably won’t change, but the U.S. is about to see a whole new line of Voodoo Cycles that look to bring back the brand’s quality heritage after a five year absence. In the works for a while now, the project is back under the design lead of industry legend Joe Murray with help from Daryl Roberts who brings quite a bit of experience in titanium from Form Cycles and Roca Roja.
The line was shown for the first time at Interbike and is slowly making its way into production…
Voodoo Cycles and high quality hardtails go hand in hand, so it’s no surprise to see a full line of them in both steel and titanium. Following industry trends, the new Zocalo is a titanium 29/27+ bike built around clearance for 27.5 x 2.8″ tires. Along with a sliding thru axle dropout that will allow single speed use or adjustment for different tire sizes, the frame includes a threaded bottom bracket, stealth dropper routing, and rear rack mounts.
Voodoo’s titanium frames will stand out from the crowd with a special black finish that Daryl says is similar to what they use on black chrome wheels.
Their two ti bikes will also be available in the same frame but in Reynolds 853 steel like the Dambala above. All of the dimensions and specs are the same, just in a different material.
Their other titanium bike is the D-Jab which is a 27.5″ specific frame with a 140mm travel fork. While not all of the specs are finalized, Daryl did mention that their titanium frames use a mix of 3/2.5 and 6/4 titanium depending on the tube. The steel counterpart for the D-Jab is called the Bizango.
Voodoo Cycles will also have a full suspension bike with 27.5″ wheels and a short dual link suspension system with 150/140mm of travel. The aluminum Mambo will use Boost spacing and is 1x/2x compatible.
Voodoo is also bringing back two road frames with the beautifully lugged Avalou complete with a 1″ threaded steerer and 853 steel frame…
And the much more modern Bondye carbon road bike which will fit up to 30mm tires with disc brakes.
We’ll have more details on the bikes when they start rolling out of the factory which is expected to be January for the first production runs with a February delivery. The new bikes are not on the website yet, but expect a new site to launch sometime in November.